Nani iro you belong to a higher plain of fabric adoration. I love you, I revere your design and construction and I deeply respect your very Japanese essence. I discovered an irreversible love of all things Nani iro pretty early on in my sewing addiction and on of my favourite much worn dresses is made from yellow freeway brushed cotton…sigh it’s just so soft and cosy.
A throwback pic from last year for us to sigh over the fabric together.
I have the very good fortune of being married to a man who has a brother who lives in Japan…I may have mentioned how good my brother in law is at choosing fabric! I was very lucky indeed to have him to some fabric shopping on my behalf this winter and he came over with a nice full Atelier Nani Iro bag!!
Nani iro is distinctive and needs only the simplest of patterns to showcase its loveliness, so once again I returned to the Lotta Jansdotter Esme tunic.
Saturday morning Nani iro! I felt pretty swish going out for my cool mamas coffee this morning. We like to meet up in hipster cafes to convince ourselves that we are still youngish and hip, even if we are a bit creaky!
The Nani iro also got a trip to our favourite scooter/ refuelling stop in Plymouth, the Royal William yard, which looks pretty awesome on the first proper spring day of the year.
if you’re in any doubt about how gorgeous Plymouth can look on a sunny day, don’t look at me just look behind me. Mostly because it’s windy and my hair is a state and my lippy is extinct by 11 am.
For this make I’ve ventured into some new double gauze territory which is super soft, a fudging, mother fudger to sew and the most comfortable thing to run around in EVER. Exhibit A. As most parents of small people will acknowledge, I am never allowed to stand still or alone.
And the Deer and Doe jacket just happens to be the perfect companion to my new dress. Mr instahusband wasn’t expecting to be a photographer today, as he was dragged out for some fresh air while he was busy being snotty by his ladies. So the entire thing was shot on an iPhone. Just goes to show that you don’t need a fancy pants DSLR to blog, just a steady hand on a sunny day and a Nani iro dress!
See you soon…